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November 2, 2018

Installing the Rosette

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Measure out and mark the center of the soundhole on the soundboard. I do this by tracing the outline of the form on the soundboard and measuring (in this case, 149 mm) from the top of the outline down the glue joint of the bookmatched pair. The jig on the left
November 2, 2018

Radial Rosettes: Making a Basic Pattern

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*Note: The jig used in this tutorial can be constructed using the plans provided at this link: Radial Rosettes: Building the Radial Rosette Maker. I cut my scrap material (In this case, Zebrawood) into 2″ strips. I prefer the material to be approximately 1/8″ in thickness, give or take 1/32″. This
November 2, 2018

#5 Radial Rosettes: Building the Radial Rosette Maker

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Also see: Radial Rosettes: Making a Basic Pattern Whether following plans from a kit or building from scratch, the rosette is an opportunity for the luthier to be creative and flaunt their artistic skills. A rosette pattern designed with artistic discernment and then executed with the utmost precision is the envy of instrument
October 29, 2018

#1 Jointing and Joining the Plates

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Jointing the center seam of the soundboard is often the very first thing I like to do when I receive parts from a tonewood supplier. There is no better way to get acquainted with your soundboard-to-be than taking thin, wispy shavings off of it with a handplane. Here I am
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May 21, 2018

My Trip to New York

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August 24, 2016

My New Professional Look

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July 29, 2016

Road Trip : My Last Weekend Memories

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July 22, 2016

Memories from the Last Summer

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January 13, 2016

Fragments of Iceland

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